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Under the Salt (2008)
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Under the Salt (2008)
Original name: Bajo la Sal
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A series of murders leads Commander Trujillo to Santa Rosa de la Sal a town close to a salt mine, where he meets Victor Zepeda - a lonely teenager who works in his father's funeral home and spends his free time making crude animated horror films - who's strange behavior seems to point at him as the culprit of the crimes.
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: serial killer, murder, teenage life, police investigation, uncover truth, mortician, crimes, youth, mystery, danger, who done it, social misfits, gory, deadly, misfit, violence spree, funeral home, mine, small town, film within a film, murder investigation, teenager, school, police, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico

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Most similar movies to Under the Salt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, serial killer, murder, danger, gory and mystery mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Under the Salt: Flashback (2000), Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003), Heartstopper (2006), Toe Tags (2003), The Darkroom (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is released from an asylum where she has been since witnessing the murder of her parents, but violence continues to haunt her.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, haunted by the past, woman in danger, gory, danger, deadly, crimes, death of parent, loss of parents, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, summer camp, murder, violence spree, danger, deadly, crimes, who done it, woman in danger, supernatural, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 4.1
 1K
Heartstopper (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two hospitalized young people discover that things can get even worse when the dilapidated institution is stranded by a severe storm and a maniac stalks the corridors butchering the patients and staff.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, serial killer, psychopath, murder, electric chair, vengeance, gory, youth, teenage life, danger, social misfits, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 2.9
 106
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, race against time, mystery, serial killer, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, apartment building, crime, dead woman on bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.6
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The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, mental illness, gory, deadly, confined, crimes, danger, serial killer, escaped mental patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.1
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Mortuary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, bleak, slasher ...
Plot: zombie, murder, small town, mortician, family in danger, supernatural, mysterious character, mystery, family problems, afterlife, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
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Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, ghost, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, mystery, supernatural, mysterious character, track down, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a night out on the town turns into a nightmare, six young college students must fight for their lives as a killer hunts them down.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, spring break, danger, crimes, gory, woman in danger, vengeance, youth, stalking, deadly, murder, mystery killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Somebody Help Me (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The screenplay centers on characters Brendan Young and Darryl Jennings who take a trip to the Lake Arrowhead with a group of college friends to celebrate Young's girlfriend's birthday. One-by-one the coeds begin disappearing until a ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: mystery, supernatural, survival, danger, deadly, confined, gory, captivity, isolation, serial killer, deadly creature, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.6
 879
Brutal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town, a serial killer mutilates the bodies of his victims and leaves a flower on the corpses. The sheriff and his wife/deputy investigate the murders while trying to keep from alarming the citizens. They team up with an autistic hound dog ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, mystery, prodigy, gory, love affair, serial killer, law enforcement, mentally challenged, danger, deadly, small town life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
I'll Bury You Tomorrow (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Is there love after death? The small rural community of Port Oram can answer that. When deranged young Dolores Finley (Zoƫ Daelman Chlanda) appears out of nowhere to begin work at the Beech's Funeral Home, the local mortuary soon becomes more ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, slasher, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, deadly, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable, gory, countryside, graphic violence, funeral home, necrophilia, body snatching ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 979
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line ...
Style: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, journalism, mystery, crimes, danger, gory, small town, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is only to find the killer is very close to her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, youth, twins, serial killer, small town, supernatural, crimes, teenage life, deadly, danger, friendship, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
An American Terror (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh wakes each day to a series of Hells. Between uncaring parents and bullying at school he has little to live for. After a brutal event and ensuing humiliation of an online video, Josh and his friends decide to take revenge by staging a massacre ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, confined, deadly, teenage life, crimes, psychopath, danger, isolation, gory, vengeance, torture chamber ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 45
Gun Town (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a road trip soon after their high school graduation and get lost in the middle of nowhere. They stumble upon an abandoned Wild West tourist attraction that was abandoned when the former owner went crazy and killed several ...
Style: slasher, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, confined, crimes, deadly, danger, gory, violence spree, small town, disguise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, mind game, mystery, psychopath, obsession, teenage life, dark humor, danger, youth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, fairy tale, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, college, investigation, mystery, mind game, amateur detective, crimes, deadly, youth, rivalry, stalking, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 2K
Dark Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl, Johanna, is attacked and seemingly murdered. Her father receives a phone call from the police pronouncing her dead as he sees her walk in the front door of their house. Strange things begin to happen to Johanna; she is disorientated ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, zombie, murder, uncover truth, police investigation, danger, deadly, gory, psychopath, vengeance, kids in trouble, infection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.8
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Eternal (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detective Raymond Pope is a detective of questionable morals, searching for his missing wife. His investigation leads him to the wealthy estate of the enigmatic Elizabeth Kane and her young maid Irina. Under Elizabeth's fascinating looks and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, offbeat ...
Plot: mysterious character, mystery, investigation, obsession, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, manipulations, mind game, supernatural, danger, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada, montreal, venice, rome italy, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Simon Says (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five college friends choose to spend their vacation debauching at the riverside. They find the perfect place to camp out, but end up crossing paths with twin brothers, Simon and Stanley. The twins then begins to knock off the campers in some ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psycho killer, serial killer, deadly, crimes, danger, youth, teenage life, woman in danger, college, gory, murder, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Victim (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ting, an actress for murder illustration is hired to simulate a real-life murder case of Min, a former Miss Thailand who was brutally killed.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: supernatural power, murder, ghost, serial killer, police investigation, mind game, supernatural, psychopath, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Needle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this cunning mystery-horror hybrid, college student Ben inherits a curious old mechanical box that churns out voodoo dolls. When a shadowy figure starts using the box to murder Ben's friends, Ben must find the killer.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, murder, danger, gory, deadly, supernatural, youth, mystery, crimes, curses spells and rituals, college, voodoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, mind game, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, hotel, architect, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, who done it, afterlife, murder, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When a Killer Calls (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A babysitter begins receiving threatening phone calls from a man who has just killed an entire family.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, nanny, deadly, terrorism, teenage life, gory, crimes, danger, youth, urban legend, prank, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
8213: Gacy House (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of paranormal investigators enter the abandoned home of paedophile and serial killer John Gacy, hoping to find evidence of paranormal activity. Upon entering the house they set-up cameras throughout the abandoned house while going room to ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, ghost, danger, investigation, crime, crimes, supernatural, deadly, frame up, murder, paranormal activity, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.0
 775
Knock Knock (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Knock Knock is a horror film that combines fear with revenge, hate with justice and responsibility with sacrifice. The bible says an "Eye for an Eye." Rico was just a big fun loving son of a hard working neighborhood business man. The ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, vengeance, investigation, danger, serial killer, who done it, crimes, mortician, rivalry, deadly, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 1K
2:13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must confront the all too-familiar flesh masks that the killer ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, forensic, law enforcement, haunted by the past, police investigation, danger, rivalry, deadly, gory, profiler, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 2K
Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, teenage life, gory, deadly, small town, female serial killer, teenage girl, youth, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Slaughterhouse Massacre (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Follow the story of several attractive teenagers as they try to have a fun time in a slaughter house after dark...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, psychopath, gory, crimes, ghost, youth, uncover truth, murder, supernatural, serial killer, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%